Aviation fans, mark your calendars! Pacific Airshow returns to Huntington Beach Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 and fans can expect another thrilling event with world-class aviation, stunning aerobatics, engaging exhibits, a high-speed boat race around Catalina Island and so much more. This year’s airshow will be headlined by the prestigious U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds which are commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
The Afterburner Music Festival will also return to Huntington city beach on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with performers to be announced soon.
“Pacific Airshow, and now combined with Afterburner Music Festival, has become the cornerstone events of the fall season in Southern California. Whether you are mesmerized by the aircraft, captivated by the boats on the water or listening to great music, Pacific Airshow and Afterburner Music Festival have something for everyone,” said Kevin Elliott, director of Pacific Airshow and Afterburner Music Festival. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the beach for the best weekend of the year.”
The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, known as the “Thunderbirds,” recently completed its rigorous four-month training program to be ready for this year’s show season with new synchronized and exhilarating maneuvers that includes a six-ship display, something new for the performance squadron.
Always a fan favorite, the Canadian Snowbirds will return to the Pacific Airshow bringing their popular aerial ballet style of graceful maneuvers to Huntington Beach. With more than 130,000 Canadians living in California, the Snowbirds performance is a taste of home while demonstrating for U.S. Audiences the peaceful cooperation of our two countries.
“The Thunderbirds and the Snowbirds are just the beginning of a world-class line-up with more details, and a few surprises, to be announced soon,” added Elliott.
Pacific Airshow fans can stay in touch with event updates on the mobile app that can be found through their provider’s app store.
Sponsorship opportunities and chalets for corporate hospitality are available. Contact Pacific Airshow at [email protected] for more information.
About Afterburner Music Festival
Afterburner Music Festival is bringing live music back to the Huntington City Beach for the first time in nearly a decade. The Music Festival is an epic two-night event held right on the sand at one of Southern California’s best beaches. Fans can enjoy the Pacific Airshow’s incredible aviation performers during the day and turn on the afterburners with world-class musical talent at night. For more information visit www.afterburnermusicfestival.com.
About Pacific Airshow
The first Pacific Airshow took place in 2016, attracting hundreds of thousands to Huntington Beach for an inspiring display of aviation skill and military might soaring over one of California’s most pristine beaches. The family-friendly airshow continues to flourish and grow under the directorship of Kevin Elliott and his company Code Four, a Huntington Beach, CA based full-service integrated experiential and creative agency. Elliott has reimagined the airshow experience with a combination of unique aviation performers, on-site hospitality and exclusive show elements that awe and inspire attendees.
Spanning over three days, the Airshow features the best in military and civilian flight demonstrations from teams all over the world, including past performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Royal Air Force Red Arrows, and Canadian Forces Snowbirds. In only five years, Pacific Airshow has twice been named Civilian Airshow of the Year by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and in 2019 named among the Top 5 Air Shows by USA Today’s 10Best. The event has become the cornerstone of the fall calendar for residents and visitors from as far away as Europe and Asia while delivering a more than $105 million economic impact to the City of Huntington Beach alone and even broader economic benefits to the County of Orange and Southern California.
For more information, please visit www.pacificairshow.com, follow Pacific Airshow on social media @pacificairshow and download the mobile app from the app store.